November 13th, 2007
04:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Dodd wins key support in Iowa

Dodd scored a key endorsement in Iowa Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Presidential hopeful Chris Dodd Tuesday won the support of a key Iowa Democrat.

Terry Stewart, the chairman of the Dubuque County Democratic Party, hailed the Connecticut senator as "uniquely qualified to be president," and cited Dodd’s legislative successes in the Senate as the chief reason he is offering his support.

"I didn't come to this decision lightly," Stewart said in remarks circulated by Dodd's campaign. "I studied the range of Democratic candidates this entire calendar year...I looked for the edge that one candidate would have over the others. Chris Dodd rose to the top of the roster."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Chris Dodd • Iowa
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jonathan Hattiesburg, MS

    Awesome. But I think one "edge" that Terry Stewart failed to consider is that Dodd's anemic poll numbers.

    November 13, 2007 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Daniel, NY

    Lots of major Senate news today. Mike Fahey is NOT running in the Nebraska open seat for Dems, but Anchorage Mayor Mike Begish is taking a hard look at the race in what could be great news for Senate Democrats.

    November 13, 2007 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. J Houston, TX

    Dodd is as absolutely nuts as most of Washington. Waste of time. For the love of God, if the Democrats are going to push a candidate, push Obama!

    November 13, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Peter F.L., Fla

    Kudo's to whoever at CNN picks photos. Between Dodd and Ron Paul – not sure which looks more like an angry kook?

    November 13, 2007 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  5. Matt, Manchester, CT

    It's no shocker that Dodd has won a few Iowa endorsements lately. After all, he's surely become Iowa's third senator behind Mr. Harkin and Mr. Grassley. I used to think my state had two senators, but apparently theres' been a shift and Lieberman is doing double duty. He must really be counting on an administration position come January 20, because CT voters will not soon forget his absenteeism. Lieberman was a different case: he was an actual viable candidate in 2000, whereas Dodd is working in vain.

    November 13, 2007 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. Dave, New Mexico

    Great news. Go get 'em Chris!

    November 13, 2007 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  7. FlynDoddsHair

    Ya news flash, Dodd polls at 1.5% rather then 1.0%.

    November 13, 2007 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. Susan, Branford, CT

    It's a shame Dodd has been trampled by the media hype about the others. He is a viable candidate.

    November 13, 2007 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. Julie Overvig

    Dodd is good but Biden has the edge.Biden is chairman of the senate foreign relation commitee and a member of the committee for years. Biden has the experience and the actual practice of diplomacy. Biden has the ability of bringing both parties together to get things passed and the track record to prove it. Biden also can bring in the cross-over voters like Ronold Reagan did in the 80's. Pakistan leader Musharraf didn't call President Bush but called Biden first when the leader impossed emergency rule and days later when Bush finally got involved he had Rice talk to him. Biden is the only candidate who has a plan to get out our troops and to keep them protected as he's getting them out. Biden is a champion of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle which are saving our troops, the number one cause of death or dismemberment for our troops is the mines. Biden also has a son going off to war which no ther candidate from either party has that includes Romney and his 5 sons. Biden also has the likeability factor which sounds silly but is something a candidate needs. Biden is the right candidate for our country.

    November 13, 2007 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  10. connie floyd, crockett,texas

    john edwards time is over, why didn't he campaign this hard is 04'. maybe we would have already been out of iraq. all i ever heard from in 04' is the 2 americas speech with very non-agressive tone in his voice. now all of the sudden he can run down the front runner and divide the party and give those repuklicans more ammunition when the real race begins. he, dodd, obama need to concede. he's a loser

    November 14, 2007 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  11. Robert, Shelton, CT

    In response to J from Houston, we in Connecticut know this, in fact we hate most of our politicians aka Lieberman and Dodd; it wasn't the war that hurt him (Lieberman), it was the fact he has only been to Conn. 3 times or so since re-election...same thing goes for Dodd who might face a similiar fate in 2010.

    The only politicians people in Conn. support whole heartedly are Governor Jodi Rell (R), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) and Congressman John Larson (D).

    November 14, 2007 07:46 am at 7:46 am |